Power to the People, NOW!

1986. It happened in Manila.
The EDSA People Power Revolution.

photo: Wikimedia


1989. It happened in Central and Eastern Europe.

The Fall of Berlin Wall.

photo: Wikimedia.

The Singing Revolution in the Baltic States.

photo: Wikimedia

The Velvet Revolution in Prague

photo: Wikimedia


2000. It happened in Serbia.

The Bulldozer revolution.

photo: BBC


2003. It happened in Georgia.
The Rose Revolution.

photo: Wikimedia


2004. It happened in Ukraine.
The Orange Revolution.

photo: Wikimedia


2005. It happened in Lebanon.
The Cedar Revolution.

photo: Winds of Change


2007. It is happening in Rangoon.

The Great March of the Monks

Photo: http://ko-htike.blogspot.com/

photo: BBC


My heart bleeds for the Burmese people.
I dedicate this
blog entry to their cause.








BBC sources
made an estimate of around 10,000 people, mostly monks, have been rounded up and interrogated in the recent days. The military-junta gave an official figure of ten dead protesters but everyone knows this figure is bullshit. On a brighter note, there’s an indication that Gen. Than Shwe, the Burmese military leader, is now open with some kind of dialogue with the leader of the democratice movement, Aung San Suu Kyi. However, as long as some leading players in the world politics give support (directly or indirectly) to the ruling military junta, repression and suffering of the Burmese people will continue unabated.  

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22 Responses to Power to the People, NOW!

  1. Anna says:

    Wow, your topics always suprise me. Yes, let us hope He listens.

  2. Pilimon says:

    Interesting compilation, Mogli! Let’s hope the outcome of the recent Burma events will be as successful as the other people power revolutions you showed. Thanks for this post. Very informative.

  3. C. says:

    It is really terrible what is happening!I hope it will be over and peace soon!//C.I’ve also got an english blogg.You’re welcome to see it!

  4. MOGLI says:

    @C.: Hej C.! Yes, I really hope the people will prevail in the end. But it seems like the military junta is determined to suppress this demonstrations at all costs. Thanks for dropping by. I’ll link your English page to my list of English Blogs @ Metrobloggen later tonight.
    @Pilimon: Thanks! My wish indeed is that this demonstration lead by the monks will develop into a full uprising of the people, just like in those other “people power”. Let’s just hope there will be defections from the ranks of the military.
    @Anna: I’ve tried to avoid writing about politics in this blog but this time I just couldn’t help myself. And yeah, in terms of topic, I probably have the most unfocused blog ever! LOL.

  5. Mim says:

    Haha! And do you get surprised too? 😀

  6. Josef Boberg says:

    Hejsan,Jag är helt säker på att gud bokstavligt talat skiter i det här – därför att gud VET att folket kan fixa det här av egen KRAFT – när dom blir tillräckligt less på sin sinnesvagt förryckta Maktelit, kanske… Ha det… :-)vännen Josef

  7. Josef Boberg says:

    Hejsan,Jag är helt säker på att gud bokstavligt talat skiter i det här – därför att gud VET att folket kan fixa det här av egen KRAFT – när dom blir tillräckligt less på sin sinnesvagt förryckta Maktelit, kanske… Ha det… :-)vännen Josef

  8. RennyBA says:

    How nice of you to share your sympathy for these people on your blog and of course I do agree with you!Thanks also for your visit and nice comment on mine:-)

  9. MOGLI says:

    @JosefBoberg: But yes indeed, Sir! I personally believe in the capacity of the human spirit to beat all adversities without any divine intervention whatsoever. Invoking God in my entry is a way of expressing how useless I feel, sitting on my comfortable computer chair, while these people strive to attain a minuscule amount of human dignity and freedom. I honestly wish I can do more than just be a passive witness to this tragic event in the making.

  10. MOGLI says:

    @RennyBA: Thanks for dropping by! Of course I’m almost a regular of your blog. 🙂

  11. HairySwede says:

    Well done. Well said. Well illustrated.

  12. Rakotozafy says:

    Apparently it’s red shirt day tomorrow in order to show solidarity with the Burmese democratic movement. I will have to borrow one from my wife.

  13. crackgrrl says:

    Nice blog! And of course I am wearing red today 🙂

  14. MOGLI says:

    @Rakotozafy: Oh, c’mon man! Don’t deny the presence of colorful articles in your garderob. hahaha! Btw, I’m wearing an orange sweater today not only as a sign of support to the burmese cause but also because it’s the only one left in the not-so-dirty sector of my closet.

  15. MOGLI says:

    @crackgrrl: Thanks! I would also like to wear red today but the only red T-shirt I have made it’s way to the laundry room by itself last night.

  16. maravillosa says:

    Thank you very much for your comment. Love is so complicated – sometimes you feel like you can’t live with and you can’t live without it.I really like your blog – gonna continue reading it! 😉

  17. MOGLI says:

    @maravillosa: You’re very much welcome. Thanks for liking my blog. I’ll link you later tonight in my “The 300” list.

  18. cheh says:

    fantastic compilation Mogli!thanks for sharing them to us! It personally touches my heart!

  19. Hey Mogli, Can you believe my husband suggested I pose in a red t-shirt for my blog and… nothing else, in support of this cause. We came to our senses not too long after, so I’ve put up a red background instead. *haha!* Very well researched, those pictures. Have a good weekend and as we all hope, no more unnecessary deaths. Suu Kyi MUST be freed. Cheryl

  20. MOGLI says:

    @Cheryl: You can always send me that picture in the red shirt anyways! (just be sure your husband doesn’t object) LOLs.

  21. MOGLI says:

    @cheh: thank you. unfortunately, by the looks of it, burma seems to be heading the path of north korea; a country extremely isolated from the rest of the world.

  22. maluca says:

    So help them… // maluca

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